EU CWL 2K reaches semi-final stage, Tainted Minds vs Mindfreak rivalry continues in APAC 2K - Dexerto
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EU CWL 2K reaches semi-final stage, Tainted Minds vs Mindfreak rivalry continues in APAC 2K

Published: 19/Nov/2018 13:41 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 22:47

by Mike Kent


APAC Call of Duty powerhouses Tainted Minds won their second CWL 2K win of the Black Ops 4 season with victory on Sunday, November 18, while the European version of the competition has been whittled down to the final four teams.

Team Sween, who won the first EU 2K of the season have secured their place in the semi-finals by defeating Devious Gaming in their quarter-final match-up, and will now face Team Reciprocity, who have Adam ‘Peatie’ Peate and Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral filling in for Zach ‘Zed’ Denyer and Sean ‘Seany’ O’Connor.

In the other semi-final, Team Heretics, who won the November 11-12 EU 2k take on Team Stanley, lead by Gurdip ‘SunnyB’ Bains and Adam ‘Defrag’ Matthews. The semi-finals of the competition are set to begin at 8PM GMT (12PM PST, 3PM EST, 7AM AEDT).

Team A vs. Team B
Team Sween vs. Reciprocity
Team Stanley vs. Team Heretics

In the APAC region, Tainted Minds and Mindfreak battled it out for the third consecutive week in the grand finals of the CWL 2K.

Tainted Minds took home the first 2K of the season, but the new Mindfreak lineup came roaring back in the second, claiming victory over their rivals.

Mindfreak brushed aside Jake ‘Fate’ Fitzpatrick and his Vegas Chokers squad, proceeding to the grand finals without dropping a single map, while Tainted Minds swept past Team ARRRM, which included former Synergy player Ryan ‘Killerpie’ Wallath.

BuZZO has been part of Mindfreak since 2014.

Mitchell ‘BuZZO’ Mader and his new look Mindfreak squad headed into the final hoping to win back-to-back CWL 2Ks, but eventually lost an agonizingly close Search and Destroy to fall to Tainted Minds 3-2.

In North America, many of the continent’s top teams chose to take part in the CMG Prodown tournament, where OpTic Gaming have already earned their spot in the tournament’s grand final.

APAC CWL 2K – November 18 2018 – Final Placements

Place Team Roster PPs
1 Tainted Minds Nimble, Damage, Swifty, Swiftazor, Setzyy 2000 + $500
2 Mindfreak BuZZO, Shockz, Fighta, Louqa, Excite 1200
3-4 Vegas Chokers Asatiix, Fate, Liaym, Sizzle, ZeroMyGoodness 800
3-4 ARRRM Immense, Killerpie, Eminence, Zepa, Zeuss 800
5-8 Nath gets carried RiiCharDs, Spjce, iWiishes, Flqwed, Agonzy 600
5-8 Team Obsidium Tyson, Bacabec, Cruze, Dean, Lakie 600
5-8 Fury AU ManOfChicken, Lexxen, Trent, DanielK, ManySe 600
5-8 inshane Cones, FierceJZ, Jazhn, Prqui, Traumatjsed 600
9-16 Venom AU Blakey, Crivzor, paceyz, Reaperr, TeB4EM 400
9-16 Senix eSports DwyLoW, Hyparz, ItsCurryKid, Kovacz, Pastilz 400
9-16 Overdose Baturi, Crazje, Lucks, Rusabation, Suttoh 400
9-16 The Late Mail BossofNuffingg, ErwinRommel, kenaan, Mentx, Skipahhh 400
9-16 Vintage Gaming Azzi, Kystosys, Fati, Spaydz, Yoshi 400
9-16 Threat Gaming cregan, Jarzy, PerkyPerksm Vstan, YeahTheCox 400
9-16 Sleeper Gaming Doosva, Entjce, Flanners, Middoh, Mifzor 400
9-16 BOIIISSS Beastn, Chilean, JayTex, Pred, Restalling 400
17-32 Rush Gaming GreedZz, WinRed, GP, Luke, Hunt 200
17-32 Integral Nation GaLvZ, inaki, Jericho, Kush, Aveen 200
33-64 RamPaGe Gaming RanGer, Sean, Derp, izxmn, RainyZ 0
33-64 Avarice Gaming AnKrazyRavers, Bloo, Greys, Skywhite, Nazmi
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4 tips & tricks to surviving Warzone Zombie Royale LTM

Published: 20/Oct/2020 22:39

by Tanner Pierce


One of the biggest features added to Call of Duty: Warzone during the Haunting of Verdansk event is the Zombie Royale LTM, which is easily one of the more unique modes the game has seen to date. Here are some tips to help you out in this undead-infested game-type.

The Haunting of Verdansk Halloween-themed event is finally here and its brought along with it a ton of content. Players can finally drop into a night version of the map, collect special Halloween-themed items, and get jump-scared in hilarious fashion by surprise chests.

Out of all the content added, however, Zombie Royale is easily the most different. Players jump into a sectioned off version of the map, and fight like normal to get to the top.

The catch, however, is that there’s no Gulag; instead, all players automatically get revived as Zombies that have special abilities. This might be a bit intimidating but luckily there’s some things you can remember to help you out.

Once players die in the new mode, they come back to life as a Zombie and have a chance to redeploy as a human.

Use your abilities to their fullest potential

Dying and turning into a Zombie in the new LTM may seem like a disappointing experience at first, but you’ll soon learn that the undead have special abilities surviving players don’t.

For instance, Zombies are able to throw a gas grenade at an enemy to incapacitate them. You also have an EMP pulse, which will take out enemy electronics with ease.

The most unique ability, however, is the Charged Jump, which easily helps you take out other enemies as they’ll be thrown off by how far you fly. You can use it to get away from an opponent that’s about to take you out or fly to get the drop on them quicker.

Zombies have special abilities that normal players don’t in the new LTM mode.

Find Antiviral syringes as quickly as possible

Once you turn into a Zombie, the fight still isn’t over. Undead players can find an Antiviral item by killing enemies – two of these consumables allow you to respawn with your loadout and rejoin your squad.

The best part about this is that, when playing as a Zombie, you can see the locations of all the Antivirals around the map at the same time in your minimap. This means that you technically don’t even have to kill someone if you want to come back, you can just set out to find these syringes.

Don’t stop fighting until your whole team is wiped

In the normal version of Warzone, if you win the Gulag, you’ll get one more shot at survival but after you die again, you’re done. With this LTM, if you come back as a human, you can go back to being a Zombie for as many times as you keep dying.

The last squad that has a surviving Operator wins, even if everyone else has turned into a Zombie, which means it’s always worth playing for the win even if the circumstances seem dire.

Zombies players can come back as a human and die to become a Zombie again as many time as they want if they follow the proper steps.

Even if you turn undead in the first few seconds, you still have close to the same chance of winning as someone who dies later on in the game – just make sure to keep looking for syringes to return and help your surviving teammates out.

Increase your pace when playing as a survivor

Zombies possess incredible speed in this LTM, allowing them to catch up to players in very little time. As a survivor, the best way to combat this is by building loadouts that don’t have as much weight.

For example, it might be smarter to run classes that feature an SMG and a combat knife rather than a bulky LMG or rocket launcher. A perk like Double Time suddenly becomes a lot more important to have equipped, doubling the duration of your sprint and decreasing the cooldown of Tactical Sprint.

There you have it – some tips and tricks to help you not only survive the Zombie Royale LTM, but to also start winning some matches!